Director of the Bioethics Unit of the Italian National Institute of Health
CARLO PETRINI Director of the Bioethics Unit, President of the Ethics Committee
Italian National Institute of Health, Italy. Chair of the Ethics Committee of the ISS Vice-Chair of the “National centre for the coordination of regional ethics committees for clinical trials of medicines and medical devices for human use” Member of the “Ad hoc working group on the prohibition of making a financial gain from the human body” of the Council of Europe. Bioethicist member of the Panel of Experts of the Italian National Health Council. Member of the Working Group “Medical Humanities in the era of technological and IT medicine” of the Italian National Health Council. Member of the National Ethics Committee for Health Protection in Correctional Facilities and Related Settings. Member of the Advisory Committee for the authorisation of autologous-dedicated conservation of cord blood. Past member of the Committee on haematopoietic cord blood stem cells (Decree of the Minister of the Health, 20 February 2007). Member of the Working Group on Ethical Issues of Alzheimer Europe. Member of the Steering Committee of the High Level Course on Medical Liability. Libera Università Maria Ss. Assunta (LUMSA). Member of the Ethics Commission of the Italian Diplomatic Academy. Member of the Ethics Commission of the Consorzio Universitario per gli Studi Superiori e le Ricerche Applicate Studiorum. Member of the Board of Directors of the Fondazione The Bridge.Chair of the Expert Panel on end-of-life care. Azienda Ospedaliera San Giovanni Addolorata, Rome. Author of several hundred publications, most of which in internationally rated scientific journals and several of which have been awarded prizes.Professor at the Faculty of Bioethics of the Pontifical Regina Apostolorum University.